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  • Wed, Jul 23 2014 3:45 AM

    • dskrobow
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    Media Composer AMA Relink Workflow Question

    Hi, I'm a student and a relatively new Media Composer 7 user. So, please excuse my ignorance. I have a question.

    I know that Media Composer 7 includes a background transcode feature. Suppose that I wanted to Link to an AMA volume, start editing with the AMA clips such that I create a sequence using those clips, all the while MC is background transcoding the AMA clips into something like DNxHD 36.

    My Question:

    Is it possible to, once MC completes background transcoding the AMA clips, substitute the newly transcoded DNxHD 36 clips into the sequence that was initially constructed with the AMA clips in order to improve the program's performance? ...sorta' like setting a proxy...but only in reverse.

    I'm asking this because I've watched several tutorials and read articles that seem to explain part of my question, but none of them have really addressed it fully.

    If this is possible, could someone please explain how to do it.

    All tips are appreciated.

    Thanks.

  • Wed, Jul 23 2014 8:37 AM In reply to

    • le_k
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    Re: Media Composer AMA Relink Workflow Question

    right click on sequence: choose relink...and done.

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  • Wed, Jul 23 2014 8:55 AM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer AMA Relink Workflow Question

    Ah the same question posted in various forums.. So the same answer.

    Yes as mentioned use relink on the sequence but as before I'd add use the lower section to select the resolution to link to, to be sure.

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  • Thu, Jul 24 2014 3:29 AM In reply to

    • dskrobow
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    Re: Media Composer AMA Relink Workflow Question

    Thanks for the replies, gentlmen. I guess I'm a little confused about what Kevin P. McAuliffe is saying in this video. Would someone mind reconciling their answer with what Kevin is saying?

     

    http://youtu.be/YflRzwII6vE?t=14m18s

     

    Thanks.

  • Thu, Jul 24 2014 6:56 AM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer AMA Relink Workflow Question

    Again I've reponded in the COW post and said:

     

    But all I can add is that yes you can do exactly what you proposed.
    You AMA link your footage. You set off background transcodes.
    You start to cut with the AMA sources. When the transcodes are done you select the sequence and choose re-link. In the relink dialogue select at the bottom the Avid resolution you used to make the transcoded clips with and relink.
    You will get a copy of the sequence (if you ticked that box) linked to the transcoded media and the original sequence still linked to the AMA sources.
    If you need to you can still cut in AMA fresh sources and at the end of the session transcode the sequence choosing AMA only and any AMA clips will be transcoded direct in the timeline making .new master clips in the bin.
    This is a very standard and robust workflow.

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  • Fri, Jul 25 2014 3:21 AM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer AMA Relink Workflow Question

    Thanks for the great information, Pat.

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